Jackall soft plastics any good for dropshot ?

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Jackall soft plastics any good for dropshot ?

Postby Jdmbassman » Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:01 pm

Are the Jackall soft plastics any good for dropshot ?

I was thinking of getting the following;
Jackall Super Crosstail Shad
Jackall 4” Super Pintail Shad
Jackall Clone Fry.

Let me know your experiences with the above and what would be your favorite dropshot bait and why.

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Re: Jackall soft plastics any good for dropshot ?

Postby BucketHunter » Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:38 pm

Horrible. Avoid at all costs.

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Re: Jackall soft plastics any good for dropshot ?

Postby cndbasshunter » Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:57 pm

Lol.
BucketHunter wrote:Horrible. Avoid at all costs.

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Re: Jackall soft plastics any good for dropshot ?

Postby Fishing4Fun » Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:57 pm

The 4 inch cross tail shad and I-shad are simply two of the best drop shot baits I have used. Can't speak to the other Jackall products but the two I noted above are great.

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Re: Jackall soft plastics any good for dropshot ?

Postby Jdmbassman » Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:58 pm

My biggest fish to date on a drop shot in 5 minutes so I would say yes. Although, you don't need to buy the expensive 'super' crosstail shad, the standard variety floats better and is obviously tasty.

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Re: Jackall soft plastics any good for dropshot ?

Postby Inspectorlee » Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:22 am

The crosstail shad is my absolute favorite dropshot lure; purple winnie or ayu are my goto colors. I suggest NOT getting the super crosstail shad or the clone fry. Although they're more realistic looking, I have gotten skunked with them consistently. Fishing them back to back with the regular/plain crosstail shad has proven to me that the regular crosstail shad is much more effective.

I can't quite put my finger on why this is, but the regular crosstail shad is much softer than the other two. The only negative is that the crosstail shad can rip easily due to its softness. Expect maybe 2-3 fish before the nose gets torn. But I usually just wacky rig the torn baits and continue to catch another fish or two before it's time to retire it.

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Re: Jackall soft plastics any good for dropshot ?

Postby Finnz922 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:25 am

Like BucketHunter said, "Avoid at all costs." Especially the 4" Crosstail Shad in Morning Dawn when fishing for smallmouth. It's terrible. :^o

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Re: Jackall soft plastics any good for dropshot ?

Postby Teal101 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:28 am

Inspectorlee wrote:The crosstail shad is my absolute favorite dropshot lure; purple winnie or ayu are my goto colors. I suggest NOT getting the super crosstail shad or the clone fry. Although they're more realistic looking, I have gotten skunked with them consistently. Fishing them back to back with the regular/plain crosstail shad has proven to me that the regular crosstail shad is much more effective.

I can't quite put my finger on why this is, but the regular crosstail shad is much softer than the other two. The only negative is that the crosstail shad can rip easily due to its softness. Expect maybe 2-3 fish before the nose gets torn. But I usually just wacky rig the torn baits and continue to catch another fish or two before it's time to retire it.

My experience as well. I pretty much only fish a Roboworm or the Crosstail shad on a dropshot now...

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Re: Jackall soft plastics any good for dropshot ?

Postby jmb27 » Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:09 am

Teal101 wrote:
Inspectorlee wrote:The crosstail shad is my absolute favorite dropshot lure; purple winnie or ayu are my goto colors. I suggest NOT getting the super crosstail shad or the clone fry. Although they're more realistic looking, I have gotten skunked with them consistently. Fishing them back to back with the regular/plain crosstail shad has proven to me that the regular crosstail shad is much more effective.

I can't quite put my finger on why this is, but the regular crosstail shad is much softer than the other two. The only negative is that the crosstail shad can rip easily due to its softness. Expect maybe 2-3 fish before the nose gets torn. But I usually just wacky rig the torn baits and continue to catch another fish or two before it's time to retire it.

My experience as well. I pretty much only fish a Roboworm or the Crosstail shad on a dropshot now...


+2. Tried the twice the cost "realistic" Jackall baits with limited success. I catch fish consistently on the crosstail. I too love the robotworm 4 or 6" straightail worms.

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Re: Jackall soft plastics any good for dropshot ?

Postby Bantam1 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:42 am

We added 4 new colors to the 4" Cross Tail for this year.

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Re: Jackall soft plastics any good for dropshot ?

Postby jerrylo913 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:17 pm

Yes, but they are very expensive and you will have to replace a lure after every fish because they are not durable

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Re: Jackall soft plastics any good for dropshot ?

Postby Finnz922 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:41 pm

jerrylo913 wrote:Yes, but they are very expensive and you will have to replace a lure after every fish because they are not durable


:-k Not my experience

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Re: Jackall soft plastics any good for dropshot ?

Postby Jdmbassman » Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:59 pm

I have found the Cross Tail Shad to be very durable.

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Re: Jackall soft plastics any good for dropshot ?

Postby Fishing4Fun » Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:40 am

jerrylo913 wrote:Yes, but they are very expensive and you will have to replace a lure after every fish because they are not durable


$4.99 a bag is pretty typical of most plastics give or take a few cents. I usually get 2-3 fish per bait on average. Again pretty typical for soft plastics with lots of action and salt content like GY senkos.

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Re: Jackall soft plastics any good for dropshot ?

Postby fishingandfords » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:23 pm

This is like making a thread if the 5" GYB senko is good for wacky worming


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